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Lee Gelis Poems
If I Had a Voice
If I had a voice then I would tell you, Tell you that I loved you, that I cared, That even I, the most silent of faces, Knew of your deepest perils and dooms.
I've Written This Before
I’ve written this before, But I’ll write it again, Because that’s what you do When you don’t have a friend.
Happiness is real when shared. That’s what they say. I’m not so sure. At least, I’m not so sure. I’m different. I’m not like others.
The People, Just People
Do not worry, little human, for the storm shall soon pass Among the storm clouds, battling amongst each other; Their anger and sweat our cause of misery; Our sense of impotence, and despair.
Life is Like a Game of Trivial Pursuit
Life is a game of Trivial Pursuit. You roll the die and move your pin, Choose your character, upgrade your weapon, Spin the needle, follow the instructions
There Is No Living Creature As Foul As I
Push shove step stand, Too many here to move a hand, Angry souls battle us Angry souls sans animus.
Grade School Ethics
And what were grade school ethics for That we a species now learned more Yet such let our animus roar But stay unfilled unto the core,
If only, if only The world left me lonely Without reason for thought, Then solace comes pronely
Loneliness doesn’t always mean being alone. I couldn’t tell you the last time I wasn’t around anyone. We’re so crowded these days. They don’t know it, they think of being in a dark place,
Games. Games of stone. Mostly. Stone walls that cloud our vision. Cloud my vision. Mostly. Hide me from the world.
History, Time, and Tango
It becomes interesting to watch the people, Dancing among themselves, wondering What point was to be made, and by whom. Watching the stars, as if gods had put them
Paradox Plug In
There’s no such thing as sadness, Just anger and despair, But what pisses me off the most, Is the fact that I don’t care.
There’s definitely someone inside of me, And it’s certain that he’s the enemy, I can’t exactly say this easily, But I really think that it’s only me.
The Spartans of All Speed
One is passing here The other coming near. They are training, not complaining Fire fixed upon a fear.
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If I Had a Voice
If I had a voice then I would tell you,
Tell you that I loved you, that I cared,
That even I, the most silent of faces,
Knew of your deepest perils and dooms.
I would tell you about my adventures,
About my poetry and nightlife, about
The many evils that face me in daylight,
About morse code and Mencken,
The differences between a hatchet,
An axe, and a halberd, about the way
The birds fly when I walk near, and how
They do so when you've been sitting
For a very long time, I'd tell you about
What it's like getting older and watching
Others do the...